Ludwig von Mises: "Despots and democratic majorities are drunk with power. They must reluctantly admit that they are subject to the laws of nature. But they reject the very notion of economic law . . . economic history is a long record of government policies that failed because they were designed with a bold disregard for the laws of economics." - Austrian Economics: An Anthology
database of quotations from Mises was prepared for
The Quotable Mises edited by Mark Thornton, available from the
Mises Institute store
for $20. Send corrections to the editor.
Here is a source page on
the editions of the books referenced.
Put Mises quotes on your site.
Browse by subject: Future
|Ludwig von Mises||Nothing suggests the belief that progress toward more satisfactory conditions is inevitable or a relapse into very unsatisfactory conditions impossible.||Human Action|| pp. 856-57; p. 861||Future
|Ludwig von Mises||Rhetorical bombast, music and song resound, banners wave, flowers and colors serve as symbols, and the leaders seek to attach their followers to their own person. Liberalism has nothing to do with all this. It has no party flower and no party color, no party song and no party idols, no symbols and no slogans. It has the substance and the arguments. These must lead it to victory.||Liberalism|| p. 193||Future
|Ludwig von Mises||Therefore nothing is more important today than to enlighten public opinion about the basic differences between genuine Liberalism, which advocates the free market economy, and the various interventionist parties which are advocating government interference.||Economic Freedom and Interventionism|| p. 244||Future